FAA: There are Now More Registered Drones than Registered Piloted Aircraft
The federal Air Commerce Act, passed on May 20, 1926, essentially laid the groundwork for what is now the Federal Aviation Administration. The Act put it in the lap of the Secretary of Commerce to license pilots, register aircraft, and establish airways, among many other duties. As it stands, the FAA currently has some 320,000 piloted aircraft registered with the agency.
That’s important for us to consider right now because of what FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced on Monday, which was that drone registration numbers have now eclipsed the number of registered piloted aircraft in the U.S.